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[dis-uh-plind] /ˈdɪs ə plɪnd/
having or exhibiting discipline; rigorous:
paintings characterized by a disciplined technique.
Origin of disciplined
1350-1400; Middle English. See discipline, -ed2
Related forms
nondisciplined, adjective
undisciplined, adjective
well-disciplined, adjective Unabridged
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  • When people have wholesome, well-disciplined bodies there will be less demand for narcotics as well as for medicines.

    Civics and Health William H. Allen
  • The well-disciplined waiters had effaced themselves.16 Only we three were there.

    Aladdin & Co. Herbert Quick
  • Every line is the expression of a calm, determined purpose, buoyant in its own well-measured, well-disciplined confidence.

    Life in a Railway Factory Alfred Williams
  • Bill obeyed like a well-disciplined child, and with equal enthusiasm.

    The Law-Breakers Ridgwell Cullum
  • General Sir William Howe led an army of 30,000 well-disciplined soldiers.

  • It showed the enemy had well-disciplined and practised crews.

    Famous Sea Fights John Richard Hale
  • The men of the Wessex Fusiliers are determined and well-disciplined fellows.

    Lady Bountiful George A. Birmingham
  • Under his command was a large, well-disciplined, and experienced army.

  • Smart and well-disciplined they are most punctilious in all military services.

    Sketches of the East Africa Campaign Robert Valentine Dolbey
  • Why incur any risk when there was a well-disciplined woman to take it?

    Tropic Days E. J. Banfield
British Dictionary definitions for well-disciplined


adjective (well disciplined when postpositive)
having been strictly trained or conditioned to ensure good behaviour, orderliness, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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